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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by goingdead, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. goingdead

    goingdead Newbie
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    so my brother offered me his upgrade to get the galaxy nexus, but before i actually buy it, will there be another ICS phone getting release soon? w i love my TB but i want a nexus and actual ICS so bad, but if another ICS phone is set for release soon, i want to wait and see what it is before i decide on the nexus

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  2. fdnj48

    fdnj48 Android Enthusiast

    I tried the Nexus as well as the Razr when that came out. For me neither phone cut it. I just couldnt adjust to the Razrs form factor and the hotspot didnt work properly which is a big issue to me. And for the Nexus and ICS I would give it a little more time until some updates come out that fix the poor signal. I get very strong 4G coverage on my Thunderbolt and was barely getting any on the Nexus. Im not knocking either phone by any means. But as far as thr Nexus I would give it a little more time to work out some of the kinks. I do plan on giving the Nexus another shot in a couple months. Guess well see if things improve
  3. slimjoe

    slimjoe Well-Known Member

    For me personally, I'm probably going to hang onto my Thunderbolt until they come out with a single chip solution that combines the 3G and 4G radios (which should make the 4G antenna much more power efficient). Since I'm already rooted and use custom roms, there isn't anything I'm really waiting for (I'm fairly certain that ICS will come to this phone in form of CM9) that I'll get with another phone.

    So with that, the most important factors to me for my next phone are the form factor, I'm talking something with overall dimensions of 4.75x2.5" or ~HTC Incredible 2 size, and battery life.
  4. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    This is just anecdotal, but could influence your decision. ;) Two times now I've seen people go to the store to get a Gnex, both T-Bolt owners, and have seen both come back saying things like "not as good as I expected.. my Thunderbolt is fine," etc.

    The RAZR, however, did get one convert from a T-Bolt owner, but she had been having issues with hers and was on her 3rd T-Bolt.

    I admit to being surprised by the rejection of the new Galaxy Nexus by those Thunderbolt owners.
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  5. Jrocker23

    Jrocker23 Android Enthusiast

    To be honest, I have looked at all the recent phones as well as the GNex and I am not impressed. I have never had an issue with my Tbolt but these new phones really bring nothing new to the table. I know ICS but if I want it that bad I will just flash a rom onto my tbolt.

    Really not seeing what all the fuss is....
  6. jennay22

    jennay22 Well-Known Member

    I'm waiting til the kinks get worked out. My bolt is still spot on (no lag) and speedy, I'm also rooted. My upgrade is in 2 weeks and I just bought 2 thunderbolt oem dock charges ($14.99 ea) and a Rezound battery ($20)...yeah, I'm keeping my bolt for a little while longer :)
  7. matt0715

    matt0715 Guest

    keep the thunderbolt. New phones are going to be better and they will have ics, which means all the new camera software and stuff. the hardware on the galaxy nexus imo is just barely ahead of the thunderbolts. i tried a nexus at the verizon store and it was laggy, and ics was somewhat confusing. wait out, it will be worth it.
  8. jackdubl

    jackdubl Android Expert

    This is my take as well. Thunderbolt is in its stride while everyone else is beta testing the GNex for Google.
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  9. GodofBore

    GodofBore Well-Known Member

    i am still into screwing with my tbolt, it would be nice to get a new phone, just to buy something new! A quad core phone would be nice...
  10. xeno2011

    xeno2011 Well-Known Member

    I'd rather have the Rezound. I just like HTC builds better.
  11. TxGoat

    TxGoat Guest

    I'll agree with most everyone here. If your TB isn't giving you issues then your upgrade to the Nexus will be the screen and upgrading to ICS. If you have any signal issues with 4G (or even 3G), you're not upgrading and you may be downgrading. If you want to actually upgrade, I'd say get the Rezound. Getting 4G speeds in areas that my Thunderbolt struggled to get even 3G signal seems like the greatest upgrade, with the nice 720p screen being a close 2nd.
  12. jmz768

    jmz768 Android Enthusiast

    I finally had a chance to play around with a Nexus at the Verizon store today and absolutely hated it. I never realized how great Sense was until it wasn't there. I also didn't care for the look and feel of the phone.

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